Two Brothers - Part 16

Discussion in 'Articles' started by GDCarrington, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    This is the sixteenth in a series about the "Life Stories" of two Gillette razors.
    If you are new to this you can start the series from the very beginning at the first article and save this for last.
    The articles that preceded this one can be seen in the following links:

    First Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-1.25935/
    Second Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-2.26027/
    Third Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-3.26285/
    Fourth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-4.26457/
    Fifth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-5.26468/
    Sixth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-6.26595/
    Seventh Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-7.27329/
    Eighth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-8.27434/
    Ninth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-9.27555/
    Tenth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-10.27709/
    Eleventh Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-11.27924/
    Twelfth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-12.28118/
    Thirteenth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-13.28299/
    Fourteenth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-14.28603/
    Fifteenth Article: http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/two-brothers-part-15.28874/

    Now we continue with Two Brothers...

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    This concludes the series Two Brothers. Thank you for viewing!
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  2. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    An excellent series of articles :happy096:
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  3. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Besides wet shaving, writing should be another hobby of yours if it isn't already.
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  4. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Man...I'm gonna miss those guys....
    Nice guy, Gary......You get us all loving these brothers....We laughed with them ...Cried with them...Shared their good times, bad times....Now they found a good home, they drop us like a hot potato.....Just kiddin' my friend.....It was Great !! It was Epic....only problem now is........I need another story.....More Razor Fables....
    Come on man...whats up next ?....I bet one of your repeaters could spin a yarn...or maybe Number 1 opens up and spills the blades on how he got to be Number 1....

    See man...once you get famous....no more private life....'Just when you think you're out...they pull you back in"...ha,ha,ha

    This was a great series and everything was very well done....But I am going to miss looking forward to that next installment....
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  5. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    This episode was quite emotionally charged..kinda like Rocky..oops..is that a tear..:sad023::)
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  6. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Well done, Gary. :signs107:
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  7. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    A great conclusion to a great series. Way to go, Gary!
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  8. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    That was excellent, as was the whole series of articles. You certainly weave a good yarn!
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  9. KLF

    KLF Doctorin

    Nice work Mr.G.! I love all the episodes and you're right. All vintages have some story behind them, their history is ours, their stories are ours.
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  10. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Gary at this rate you'll end up with a book deal...
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  11. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Thanks to all of you who have read and enjoyed this.

    Compared to a normal article which may take anywhere from an hour to a couple of hours of work to produce, for each article the average effort was around 8 hours from the development of razor photos, to developing the plots, and potential subplots that would disappear to keep "doors" open, to finding the pictures to support the story line, to superimposing images to make each slide and placing the narrative in available spaces. There were 5 slides per article and 16 total articles. This effort in total took over 130 hours to develop and produce this entire story over a production period of 30 weeks including planning efforts at the beginning. As you have seen, this was a large effort to complete and present.

    I developed this story both to entertain, and to allow other article members time to write articles without the rush of a deadline looming because this could provide some time spacing.
    Since I have devoted a large amount of time to this effort and other projects are ramping up fast, I will not be working on another article for at least until sometime mid to late fall at the earliest.
    I am sure that my fellow article writers will be ready with some interesting articles and perspectives for the forum members in the coming months and I look forward to reading them myself.

    Again, it has been a pleasure to provide you this series of articles and I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read them.
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  12. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    I've had fun reading and replying to the articles Gary and do appreciate all the work you've done..:2thumbs:
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  13. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Yeah Man !! I feel as Slipperyjoe and so many others here when I thank you for this 'Labor of Love'....You have enriched all of our 'hangs' here...And brought smiles to our faces and given us something to look forward to as we made the journey with the Two Brothers...

    I and We are egerly looking forward to see whatever else you "Have Up Your Sleeve"....You...:git:
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  14. Switchermike

    Switchermike Active Member

    I really enjoyed it! Thank you very much!:)
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  15. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Your most welcome.
  16. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Someone else may just have to start a new series to scratch that itch.
    Surely we have another writer around here.

    Good fortune from the razors to you!
  17. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Sending the 'Brothers" my love back....tell them their sister (my Senator) here in Istanbul sends her love, and says she's second to no razor around here....ha,ha,ha...
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  18. Johnrv501

    Johnrv501 New Member

    GDC, I was the lazy one, I unintentionally waited til the series was finished. I just finished reading the entire story from Finish, then to Start to Finish(I actually had no Idea what I was reading at first). I had no idea what I was getting into, I can sincerely say though, You are a Blessed and Talented Fellow. That was some really great writing. Even brought this ol Shaver to tears!(Doh! Just lost my Man Card over the Lives of Two Razors). All Gods Blessings to you my brother! Well Done!
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  19. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Thank you very much!
  20. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    This bump is to allow some of the newer members who have not had an opportunity to read the full series.

    Remember Veterans on this day.

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